- "You feel the love, you feel the temperature rising, you know what I'm saying, baby."
- ―GTA IV Website
The Vibe 98.8 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays soul and R&B.
The station is hosted by the late Vaughn Harper and is one of the most chronologically diverse radio stations in GTA IV (and indeed the whole GTA series) as its playlist contains songs from the 1970s to the late 2000s. The station does not appear in Episodes from Liberty City and is instead replaced by Vice City FM.
It is likely that the station is based on WBLS, an actual urban adult contemporary radio station in New York City which Vaughn Harper has hosted shows on.
This is one of the preferred stations for Roman Bellic, Kate McReary, and Dwayne Forge. Niko Bellic also appears to like this station, as he says it has "great music" when asking a taxi driver to change to the station.
- Cassie - "Me & U" (2006) (listed in the file "american.gxt")
- Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl" (2004)
- Res - "They Say Vision" (2001)
- The station plays inside Dwayne Forge's Apartment
- Dwayne Forge listens to "Footsteps in the Dark" in the cutscene for Undress to Kill.
- Bernie Crane sings both "Golden" and "Just Be Good To Me" to himself in his car, as heard on a wire tap in The Lost and Damned.
- The station plays in the Triangle Club, but it was changed to Electro-Choc in Episodes from Liberty City. In the secret VIP room, the songs featured for the private dances can be heard on Vice City FM.
- Cassie's "Me & U" was also cut from Non-Stop-Pop FM in the original version of Grand Theft Auto V, but was added in the enhanced version.
- Pedestrians can sometimes be seen wearing a "The Vibe" shirt
- The radio station's designation is totally fictitious, as FM radio stations in the United States only have an odd number (1,3,5,7 or 9) after the decimal point.
- According to the american.gxt, The Vibe apparently was a mix station at one point, meaning it would have been absent of commercials. Whether this simply was meant to be temporary or once actually planned to be a single mix remains unknown.
- T182_601 = Zit! Spotted VIBE PLACEHOLDER MIX
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